Penn Valley & UMKC Students

Do You Desire to Grow in Your Faith
Young Life would like to have a growing presence on Penn Valley and UMKC college campuses for those students who are interested in growing in their faith journey.  Our leadeship team of adults would like to have the opportunity to nurture, guide and encourage you to become young adults who are committed followers of Jesus Christ and prepared to serve Him in our community.
Do You Desire to Serve Christ?
If you are a current student at Penn Valley or UMKC and are interested in volunteer leadership opportunities with high school or middle school kids, then we would love to talk with you!  College students make great Young Life leaders, and most Young Life areas are eager to embrace, train and include college students on their Young Life teams.  If you're a college student interested in being involved in Young Life in this way please contact our office.
More About Urban Young Life
Urban Young Life is a ministry to kids from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds who live in communities that have a history of being socially and economically disadvantaged. 
Urban young people, like teenagers everywhere, seek identity and significance. They want someone to express, "You count for something!" Young Life leaders are there during this time, sharing with kids that the most exciting person ever to have walked the face of the earth is Christ.
The Mission of Kansas City Urban Young Life is to:
  • Introduce young people to Christ.
  • Help teenagers grow in their faith.
  • Provide an adult friend for kids as they go through adolescence.
  • Help kids gain the skills, assets and attitudes they will need to reach their God-given potential in life.
We Want to Get to Know You!
We would like to spend first semester getting to know you over a few meals and coffee breaks.  Our hope is to be able to match each potential leader with the best mission opportunity for you based on your gifts, strengths and where you desire to serve.  Please call the Kansas City Urban office to let us know you are interested or email Cathy Johnson at

Young Life Kansas City | 7850 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO 64131-2044

Phone: (816) 471-1177

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